The best smartphones of 2017( according to reviews).Top 10

9 place.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32Gb

Average price - 48 900 rubles. The flagship from the cult American company appeared on sale in late September 2016. Apple iPhone 7 Plus has two more versions: with 128 GB of internal memory and with 256 GB.But for the rating chosen model with 32 GB becausethis amount of memory is enough for average user, in addition, this version is the most affordable .

iPhone 7 Plus 32gb scored 50% of fives on reviews in the Yandex Market( see reviews about Apple iPhone 7 Plus ).

Features Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32Gb: the newest operating system iOS 10( on the sixth iFhone was iOS 9), a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1920x1080, 32GB built-in and 3GB of RAM.Like all iPhones, there is no external memory card support and there is no support for the second SIM card. The capacity of the battery is 2900 mAh. Talk time - 21 hours, in standby mode - 384 hours, in music listening mode - 60 hours. There is protection from water.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus takes the second place in performance( after HTC U11) in the study of the resource AnTuTu in June 2017.

iPhone 7 Plus has a dual main camera( 2 modules of 12 mp).Compared with the sixth ayfon, the aperture has been improved to f / 1.8( in the past f / 2.2), which allowed 50% more light to be transmitted;lens of six lenses;Optical Image Stabilization( OIS) for photo and video;Slo-Mo shooting in the resolution up to 1080p;a special processor for processing information from the camera( Image signal processor), which makes it 60% faster than before. In this case, and professional reviews, and blind tests show that in 2017, Apple's flagship camera is inferior to at least a dozen smartphones on the Android .For example, in the Dxomark rating the camera of the 7th iPhone divides the 12th place with the 2015 model Samsung S6 Edge. Already on the basis of this fact you can understand that the quality of the cameras Apple lags behind Samsung for 2 years. Blind tests also show that the camera of the 7th iPhone in 2017 does not stand competition. In the portal conducted in April 2017, the blind test of the flagship cameras of the seventh iPhone took the penultimate place. The editorial staff of the portal agreed with the opinion of its readers: "The yellowish and dark photos from the iPhone 7 Plus were not liked by many people, the camera suffers from incorrect white balance determination, which influenced the result." The pictures have good detail and sharpness( except text), but before the flagshipsAndroid is already out of reach. "

The creators of the 7th iPhone decided to abandon their smartphones from the analog audio output to go to the fully digital standard CDLA or Continual Digital Lossless Audio. However, this is not a revolution at all;even in the spring this was used by the Chinese in the flagship LeEco Le Max 2. In practice, this means that the standard headphones for the 7th iPhone will not work: either an adapter is needed, or Apple's wireless earphones that cost a lot, namely $ 159, which according to the currentthe rate of about 10 thousand rubles.

Why is the Apple iPhone 7 Plus model chosen for the rating, and not the standard version of the Apple iPhone 7?The 4.7-inch standard iPhone with a very modest resolution of 1334x750 looks an anachronism in 2016, when the tablets( ie smartphones with a screen of at least 5.5 inches and a resolution of at least 1920x1080) finally captured the world market. In addition, the Plus version outperforms the standard version in performance. The standard 7th iPhone does not even have an interesting solution with 3 cameras( like the iPhone 7 Plus version).In general, the owners of the 7th iPhone note that it did not go much further than the model of the iPhone 6s, so it's only worth the owners of iPhones of 2014 and earlier to switch to the 7th iPhone.

see also Rating of the best iPhones

8 place.

Huawei P10 64Gb - the flagship with the best reviews

Average price of in Russia is 34 000 rubles. Buy Huawei P10 64Gb on AliExpress can be for 30.3 thousand rubles( shipping to Russia is free).P10 - the new flagship of Huawei, presented at the Mobile World Congress in late February 2017.For today the model has typed 80% of fives on responses in Yandex-Markets ( see reviews about Huawei P10 ) , this is the best result in our rating.

Technical characteristics of the model: 5.1 inch screen with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, Android 7.0 operating system, 64 GB permanent and 4 GB RAM, support for two SIM cards, the second SIM card slot is combined with a memory card slot. The battery is 3200 mAh. Eight-core processor Kirin 960 of its own design with graphics accelerator Mali-G71 MP8.The fingerprint reader is built into the touch-sensitive button on the front panel, which is slightly recessed into the case. Huawei P10 is made of a single piece of aluminum.

Cameras on the smartphones of the leading Chinese manufacturer Huawei are developing by leaps and bounds: in 2015 the company introduced the world's first smartphone with two main cameras( now this method is used by Apple and other manufacturers), in 2016, Huawei began cooperation with the famous German camera company Leica(Leica camera worth 5 million rubles is used, for example, by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev), and in 2017 Huawei did everything to make the cameras on their smartphones the best in the world, Leica aniyu not only to work on a double module of the main chamber, but also to work on the front-facing camera. But that's not all: starting with P10, Huawei began to cooperate with the cult American manufacturer of GoPro video cameras. In the framework of cooperation, GoPro will release for Huawei P10 an exclusive mobile application Quik for fast video processing. The video editor will be built into the standard EMUI wrapper gallery. The essence of the application Quik - combining photos and video with music on the background to create a beautiful memorable movie. It should be noted that previously GoPro did not release applications for Android or iOS.

What happened in the end? The Huawei P10 uses a combination of two sensors with an aperture of f / 2.2: monochrome, capturing information about light, and color RGB.The color resolution is 12 mp, and the monochrome resolution is 20 mp. This combination provides the following advantages: Huawei P10 camera has a double zoom without quality loss, it also allows you to take pictures with a blurry background - the so-called bokeh effect. There is a special mode developed by Leica's specialists, in which it is possible to make high-quality portrait photographs using a monochrome sensor. The result of the joint work of Leica and Huawei over the front camera P10 was the sensor at 8 mp, with which the selphi are obtained twice as light and with a wider dynamic range, even in conditions of insufficient illumination.

The camera Huawei P10 received on the resource Dxomark 87 points, which is 3 points less than the leader of the HTC U11 and took the 7th place. At the same time, in a blind test in April 2017, the camera Huawei P10 took the first place, bypassing the models that scored more points in Dxomark, for example, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel. The editorial board of commented on the choice of readers: "Most appreciated the bright and contrasting images, not paying attention to the details" and put the Huawei P10 on the 4th place after Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6( however, the differenceHuawei P10 and LG G6 was only one point).

see also The best smartphones Huawei

7th place.

Xiaomi Mi 6 64GB - the most powerful Chinese smartphone

Average price in Russia - 28 000 rubles. Buy Mi 6 64Gb on AliExpress can be for 24.9 thousand rubles( shipping to Russia is free).The official start of sales of the new flagship Xiaomi took place on July 4, 2017.As of today, Mi 6 64Gb on took 60% of fives on reviews in the Yandex-Market ( see reviews about Xiaomi Mi6 ) .

Specifications: IPS screen 5.15 inches resolution 1920x1080 pixels, operating system Android 7.1, 64 GB permanent and 6 GB of RAM, support for two SIMs. There is no support for an external memory card, although 64 GB for an average smartphone user is more than enough. The battery capacity is 3350 mAh. The battery life in the video view mode is 9.7 hours, in the game mode - 7 hours. In terms of autonomy, Mi 6 about 1.5 times exceeds such flagships as the iPhone 7 Plus or Huawei P10.The 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 processor, along with the already mentioned 6 GB of RAM, give excellent performance: Mi 6 is the world's third-largest smartphone( and the second of Android smartphones), it is second only to HTC U11 and iPhone 7 Plus( antutu rating is a fingerprint scanner. There is protection from water.

Xiaomi smartphones have always had excellent technical characteristics, but could not boast of an ideal camera. The camera of the new flagship in Xiaomi is positioned as a real alternative to the iPhone 7 Plus. The main camera Mi 6 is equipped with two lenses, a wide-angle and telephoto lens, both with a resolution of 12 megapixels, as well as a 4-axis optical stabilization system. Working in pairs, these cameras allow you to make beautiful and clear pictures in any conditions. The portrait mode allows you to make clear and high-quality photos. The Mi 6 has a portrait lens with a focal length of 52 mm. A camera with 2x optical zoom allows you to take great landscapes, and a 10x digital zoom can capture even small details from a long distance. Mi 6 with 4-axis technology of optical image stabilization makes clear pictures, catching even the smallest vibrations. Built-in accelerometer and gyroscope allow to stabilize the slopes and movements of the smartphone during the shooting.

The front camera received 8 megapixels and a new firmware. The technology of beautiful filters Beautify 3.0 reacts differently to men and women - it changes the appearance of men a little less. Women reduce cheeks, smooth the skin and slightly increase the eyes more.

Portal in the June comparison cameras flagships in 2017 put the camera flagship Xiaomi as many points as Sony Xperia XZ Premium. At the same time, Mi 6 managed to bypass the flagship of ASUS company - ZenFone 3 Zoom, which is positioned as a camera phone.

So, the new flagship of Xiaomi has a good camera and autonomy, as well as excellent performance. All this at a price is half that of Samsung or Apple's flagships. In this case, lovers of large screens this model will not work - the diagonal of the display is only 5.15 inches.

see also The best smartphones Xiaomi

6th place.

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini S 64Gb

Average price in Russia - 18 000 rubles. Buy Nubia Z11 Mini S on Aliexpress can be for 15.8 thousand rubles( shipping to Russia is free). Slightly reduced in size and the most technically advanced version of the flagship of the family ZTE Nubia, released in October 2016, received 72% of fives for reviews in the Yandex Market . Specification: the screen is 5.2 inches with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, the operating system is Android 6.0, 64 GB of permanent and 4 GB of RAM, there is a slot for an external memory card. Support for two SIM cards. Battery capacity - 3000 mAh. There is a fingerprint scanner that, in addition to unlocking the smartphone, can be used to control the camera, create screenshots, and make mobile payments using NFC.

Main camera 23 mp, front 13 mp. The main camera uses the Sony IMX318 module, as in the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe.

see also The best smartphones ZTE

5 place.

OnePlus 3T 64Gb

Average price in Russia - is 26 300 rubles. Buy OnePlus 3T 64Gb on Aliexpress can be for 24.9 thousand rubles( shipping to Russia is free). This model, released in mid-November 2016, is an improved version of OnePlus 3, which appeared in June 2016, received the title of "killer of flagships" due to its excellent technical characteristics and affordable price, and also got in the top 6 best-selling smartphones inworld by the end of the year. For today, the updated version of OnePlus 3T has 76% of fives in reviews in the Yandex Market( see reviews of OnePlus 3T). Specification: Android 6.0 OS, 5.5 inch AMOLED screen with 1920x1080 resolution, 64 GB of permanent memory. OnePlus3T has 6 GB of RAM, which allowed it to enter the top five of the most powerful Android smartphones for June in 2017( data resource AnTuTu). In practice, this performance means that you can keep two dozen tabs open in Chrome and a couple of games in the background.

OnePlus3 does not support an external memory card, although at 64 GB of memory it is not particularly needed. Battery capacity - 3400 mAh. There is a fingerprint scanner. Support for two SIM cards.

The advantages of the model include incredible strength. The hot Gorilla Glass 4, which protects the screen, coped with the scratch resistance test( similar tests conducted by the famous YouTube blogger Zack Nilsson).Representatives of OnePlus, in order to prove the strength of their flagship, took the bold step and dropped OnePlus3 from the flying plane at an altitude of about 230 meters( for comparison: the main MSU building has a height of 240 meters).The smartphone fell to the ground screen down, but it did not affect its appearance or performance.

The OnePlus 3T has a 16 megapixel Sony IMX298 sensor with a f / 2.0 aperture, optical stabilization, phase autofocus and pixel size of 1.12 microns. The front camera has a 16-megapixel sensor. The Phonearena resource in July 2016 conducted a comparative test of the cameras of the flagships, as a result Phonearena gave the OnePlus 3( the same main camera for the OnePlus 3T), fourth place, it lost to HTC 10, LG G5, iPhone 6s and outperformed Samsung Galaxy S7 and Sony Xperia XPerformance. However, if you compare the camera Samsung Galaxy S7 and OnePlus 3, then the OnePlus 3 clearly wins only as a front camera, pictures from it are better than most major smartphone cameras. With regard to the main camera Samsung Galaxy S7, then visually it is better than the main camera OnePlus 3.

The OnePlus 3T, no doubt, no competitors among Chinese smartphones due to smart performance, good autonomy and high-quality camera, as well as strength.

see also Rating of the best Chinese smartphones for 2017

4 place.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Average price - 50 000 rubles. The flagship from the leading manufacturer of smartphones in South Korea and the world appeared on sale in late April 2017 and today received 57% of fives according to reviews in the Yandex Market .

Fans of the South Korean brand had to wait for a new flagship for a year( last year's flagship Galaxy Note 7 does not count, because Samsung was forced to remove this model from sales soon after they started because of problems with the battery) after the appearance in March 2016year Galaxy S7.As a result, the Galaxy S8 output caused an incredible excitement: for the first two days the number of pre-orders on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus( increased version of the model) was 550,000 units( for comparison: Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in the first 2 days were ordered by 100 thousand people).Of course, the one-year waiting period of the flagship itself can not cause such an excitement, for example, Apple stably releases flagships once a year, but the sales of the seventh iPhone were rather weak due to the fact that the new iPhone was for the most part the same eggs, Only in the profile, if you compare it with the 6th iPhone. In Samsung did not repeat the mistakes of a competitor and presented a truly innovative model that can not be confused with any smartphone that is available on the market today.

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S8: 5.8-inch screen with a resolution of QHD +( 3840x2160), Android 7.0 operating system with the proprietary shell Samsung Experience 8.1, 64 GB of permanent and 4 GB of RAM.There is a slot for memory cards up to 265 GB( combined with a slot for the second SIM-card).Battery capacity - 3000 mAh. The battery life in talk mode is 20 hours, in the mode of listening to music 67 hours. We will dwell a little on these characteristics and compare them with last year's Galaxy S7 Edge. At 0.3 inches increased the diagonal of the screen, also significantly increased the resolution, while the phone itself, paradoxically, even became a little less and easier. This effect was achieved due to the fact that the screen now occupies more than 80% of the front panel area: physical buttons disappeared( they became touchscreens), the inscription Samsung, there is almost no side frames, the space freed up and took up the screen. The amount of permanent memory has doubled. However, there is a small step back: the capacity of the battery has decreased, so the battery life has become shorter, while it is about the same as, for example, the seventh iPhone. As for the cameras, Samsung decided to ignore the trend of the dual main camera in the flagship model, which was followed by Apple, Huawei, LG and in the old fashioned way has one main camera, improved compared to the already excellent S7 camera. Camera S8 received a new sensor Sony IMX333 12 mp with DualPixel technology. The front camera( 8 megapixel) is equipped with a high-aperture lens for ideal selfies, even at night, and also supports intelligent autofocus with the function of face recognition. By the way, face recognition has become one of the interesting features of the S8: now you do not have to use a fingerprint scanner to unlock the smartphone, just show your face to the smartphone. There is a third way: scanning the iris of the eye( however, this method will be inconvenient in that it wears glasses or contact lenses).

Of course, in terms of technical innovations for the Galaxy S8 today there are no competitors. However, in terms of the "price-quality" Galaxy S8, in our opinion, still slightly inferior to another Korean flagship in the spring of 2017 - LG G6.

see also The best smartphones Samsung

3 place.

LG G6 64GB

The average price is 42,300 rubles. The Korean flagship went on sale in late March 2017 and today received 76% of fives according to reviews in the Yandex Market .

Like Samsung, LG showed the world a much-updated flagship, compared with last year's G5.From the startling modularity of the G5, the South Korean company decided to refuse, while offering a new interesting solution: the screen in the LG G6 is the world's first IPS display with QHD + resolution( 2880x1440) with a non-standard aspect ratio of 18: 9( 2: 1).The ratio of the screen to the total area of ​​the front panel is almost the same as the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the LG G6 case with 5.7-inch screen has dimensions smaller than last year's 5.3-inch G5.In this case, LG did not remove the brand name from the front panel, for it there was a place. The buttons on the front panel, like the Galaxy S8, are touch sensitive, not physical.

Other features: Android 7.0 operating system with the proprietary shell of LG UX 6.0, 64 GB of permanent and 4 GB of RAM.There is a slot for memory cards with the support of a fantastic volume - 2 TB( combined with a slot for the second SIM-card).The capacity of the battery is 3300 mAh. The processor is quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. At first glance, it's surprising that the processor is not the newest, but it does not cope with any applications and games for Android that are available today, so, apparently, LG did not consider it necessary to reinvent the wheeland increase the cost of its flagship the newest processor. The fingerprint reader is located on the back panel.

LG G6 follows the trend of the dual main camera, but it offers, probably, the best solution from all available. If usually the main cameras are not the same in quality, and the second main camera is needed only to simulate the software effect of strong blurring of the background( bokeh), LG G6 developers in general have abandoned this effect. Here, both main cameras are of equal quality( 13 megapixel Sony IMX258 sensor), but they have different lenses: one standard with a 71 ° viewing angle and the other is ultra-wide with a viewing angle of 125 ° and a f / 2.4 aperture number. Due to this, the lens is able to capture as much space as possible in the frame where it is needed. Switching between two cameras occurs instantly and without delays. To do this, just click on the special icon in the viewfinder.

LG G6 took part in two blind camera tests conducted among readers of in 2017.In the April test, the Korean flagship took the third place after Huawei P10 and Samsung Galaxy S8.The editorial office of the portal in the professional evaluation also gave LG G6 a bronze, and the first two places were occupied by Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S8.In the June blind test LG G6 again took the third place, this time after Honor 8 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S8.The editorial team gave the first place to Samsung Galaxy S8, and LG G6 shared the second place with HTC U11 and Honor 8 Pro. In the ranking of the best cameraphones( smart phones with a good camera) LG G6 is on the 10th place.

The 5-megapixel front camera also has an enlarged( up to 100 °) viewing angle, which allows you to do selfies with a good grip of the surrounding space even without using a selfie stick. Also this will allow you to get into the frame of more friends in a group self.

The editorial board of the 4PDA portal awarded LG G6 the "Best Look" award for its excellent design and ergonomics, noting: "LG engineers were able to make one of the most user-friendly smartphones with a large display that combines aesthetics and certifiedexternal influences design. "

If you compare LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8, then immediately strikes the difference in price about 8 thousand rubles in favor of LG G6.At the same time, reviews about 's flagship LG are noticeably better than Samsung's flagship. Both models have an innovative huge display in a standard package. LG G6 at the same time has a dual main camera with a useful function of wide-angle shooting, as well as a front camera with a wide viewing angle, which can not boast of the flagship from Samsung.

see also The best smartphones LG

2 place.

HTC U11 64Gb - a smartphone with the world's best camera, as well as the world's most powerful smartphone

The average price is 45,000 rubles. Buy HTC U11 64Gb on AliExpress can be for 42.5 thousand rubles( shipping to Russia is free).The new flagship from the Taiwanese manufacturer went on sale in June 2017 and has not yet received customer feedback. At the same time at the start of sales it is obvious that unexpectedly for all HTC released the brightest flagship of the first half of 2017, which surpassed the competitors as a camera and in performance. The excellent quality of the camera in the HTC U11 was quite expected, given that last year's flagship HTC 10 was almost the whole year in the category of the winner of the best camera of 2016, only in October giving way to this place Google Pixel. Now the Google Pixel camera has moved to the second place in the Dxomark resource rating, and HTC U11 topped the rating with a record 90 points( Google Pixel has 1 point less).

The main module is a 12-megapixel UltraPixel 3 sensor with a pixel size of 1.4 μm, optics with a f / 1.7 diaphragm and optical stabilization. For focusing is the system UltraSpeed ​​Autofocus, which involves every pixel.

The review on the portal about the camera of this model says:

"U11 is aimed at the target instantly, without a miss, even in low light."

Impressed the work of the software. You make 10 shots in a row - and all 10 will be the same. That is, exposure settings, shutter speeds, ISO do not get lost at the slightest movement of the phone, and the built-in algorithms do not recognize this as a change of composition. This is often found in Chinese smartphones, and even in some flagships, for example, Google Pixel or LG G6.differ in brightness or graininess - asautomatic wish.

When shooting against the sun or bright sky HDR Boost "pulls" the details even in the darkest areas. The dynamic range is as wide as the ones with Google Pixel. Logic is there: the companies cooperated in the development of Pixel. Perhaps HTC gave the power of its factories, and in exchange Google shared secret algorithms for HDR +. "

The resolution of the front camera is incredible 16 megapixels, the aperture is f2.0, the video is written at 1080p

In a blind comparison test of flagship smartphones and the Canon 5D Mark II,held among readers HTC U11 took the penultimate place, gaining 1 point less than a DSLR.The editorial of the portal explained this: "HTC U11 got into the same trap as the camera: excellent detail, correct exposure, but lookstoo easy on the background of bright colorsand the test was used not for the final sample, but for the test, which could affect the quality of the shooting.

Other technical specifications: Android 7.1, Super LCD-screen 5.5 inches with a resolution of 2560x1440, 64 GB of permanent memory and 4 GBexternal memory card support up to 2 TB Support for two SIM cards Battery capacity 3000 mAh Hours of talk time 24.5 hours, standby time 336 hours. There is a fingerprint scanner on the front panel. The HTC U11 is sensitive to the force of pressing the edges, this means that just squeezing the smartphone in your hand, you can take a photo camera, run applications, turn on the flashlight.

HTC U11 is protected by the IP67 standard, it can be dipped into the water to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes and sprinkled with sand.

Also worth noting is the beautiful glossy case.

At the moment, HTC U11 ranks first in performance in the study of the resource AnTuTu, bypassing not only all Android-smartphones, but also the long-held first in the seventh place.

see also The best smartphones HTC

1 place.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 64Gb - the flagship with the most powerful battery

The average price in Russia is 28 000 rubles. Buy ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 64Gb on AliExpress can be for 24.6 thousand rubles( shipping to Russia is free).The new flagship in the ZenFone 3 line of the leading Taiwanese manufacturer went on sale in March 2017 and today received 66% of fives on reviews in the Yandex Market( see reviews about ZenFone 3 Zoom).

Specifications: 5.5 inch screen with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, Android 6.0 operating system, 64 GB permanent and 4 GB RAM, there is a memory card slot up to 2 TB( combined with a slot for the second SIM card).Battery capacity - 5000 mAh. The battery life of talk time in 3G networks is up to 48 hours, when browsing Web sites on a Wi-Fi network up to 25 hours, in standby mode up to 42 days. ZenFone 3 Zoom supports the technology of accelerated charging( 10 minutes of recharging will be enough for an additional 5 hours of talk time).8-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953.There is a fingerprint scanner.

ZenFone 3 Zoom is equipped with two high-quality main cameras. The first based on the latest sensor Sony IMX362 with large pixels( 1.4 microns) has a wide-angle lens with a large aperture( f / 1.7) and a matrix of 12 megapixels with support for ASUS SuperPixel technology. It is designed for shooting everyday scenes, including in low light. SuperPixel technology achieves a 2.5-fold advantage in light sensitivity compared to the iPhone 7 Plus. In addition, the camera supports optical and electronic image stabilization to minimize blurring in photo and video, uses a color correction sensor to improve color reproduction and allows you to record video in 4K / Ultra-HD format. The second of the main cameras - with the same resolution of 12 megapixels and optical magnification of 2.3 times - serves to get high-quality close-up pictures. In addition to optical zoom, you can use the digital zoom function, which gives a total image magnification of 12 times. Switching between cameras takes place instantly, and their combination gives an amazing depth of field - and professional-looking photos. In ZenFone 3 Zoom mode, the camera can adjust many different shooting parameters, such as white balance, exposure number, focal length, ISO level and shutter speed.

ZenFone 3 Zoom is equipped with a triple autofocus system ASUS TriTech +, which includes a technology of two-pixel phase autofocusing, similar to that used in SLR cameras. Phase sensors for focusing are contained in each pixel of the photosensitive matrix, which provides the fastest and most accurate focusing, even for moving objects. In addition, the ASUS TriTech + system includes tracking autofocusing( both for photos and for video shooting) and laser autofocus, triggered in just 0.03 seconds.

On its official site ASUS posted comparative photos of ZenFone 3 Zoom and iPhone 7 Plus, which show that ZenFone 3 Zoom demonstrates better shooting in panorama mode, better color rendering, better copes with night shooting and macro photography.

In a blind test comparing cameras flagship smartphones and DSLRs 5D Mark II, held in June 2017 among readers, ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom took the 4 th place, and bypassed the SLR camera, as well as the best in the world(according to the authoritative resource Dxomark) smartphone HTC U11.Editorial commented: "ZenFone 3 Zoom surprised: Smartphone does not belong to premium category, but readers liked its bright photos."

The ZenFone 3 Zoom features a high quality front camera with a 13 megapixel Sony IMX214 sensor and ASUS SuperPixel technology, which can additionally increase the photosensitivity in half. When shooting in low light conditions, the smartphone screen becomes bright white, playing the role of flash. In combination with software functions such as "Improving the portrait" and "140-degree panoramic selfies", this camera allows you to receive self-portraits with high detail, excellent quality - and with all your friends in the frame.

Listening to music with ZenFone 3 Zoom, you plunge into the world of sounds that ordinary smartphones simply can not reproduce - because only ZenFone 3 Zoom supports SonicMaster 3 technology and is certified to play high-definition audio.

As we can see, this smartphone does not have any weaknesses at all. Typically, the flagship is a very average battery, while the powerful ZenFone 3 Zoom battery can run twice as long as the 7th iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S8 without charging, and its price is half the price.

ZenFone 3 Zoom is included in the top 10 smartphones with the most powerful battery.

see also Best smartphones Asus

Despite the fact that most of the smartphone sales in the world come from the budget and mid-price segment, the main focus is usually on the appearance of so-called flagships - the best and most expensive smartphones in the model range of various manufacturers. Flagships are interesting in that they are primarily implemented technical innovations, which then move to cheaper devices. The price of flagships from the world's leading brands at the start of sales can exceed one thousand dollars. Those who are not able to pay such money, but want to get a flagship smartphone, can either wait for a price reduction after several months or buy last year's flagship, the price of which usually falls after entering the market of the changer.

This ranking represents the top 10 best flagship smartphones for the spring of 2017.The rating is made according to technical characteristics, the "price-quality" ratio and reviews in the Yandex-Market( this rule does not apply to new items that have not yet received reviews).The rating includes the flagships of six of the top 10 leading smartphone manufacturers in the world( American company Apple, South Korean Samsung and LG, Chinese Huawei, Xiaomi, ZTE).The top ten manufacturers also include Chinese brands Oppo, Vivo, TCL and Lenovo, but the products of the first three in Russia are not represented, and as for Lenovo, this company is concentrated in recent years on the budget segment, and the flagship models are produced under the subsidiary brand Motorola,which is oriented for the most part to the American market. Instead of Oppo, Vivo, TCL and Lenovo in the ranking of leading Taiwanese manufacturers ASUS and HTC and the Chinese brand OnePlus.

10 place.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X 32Gb

Average price in Russia - 10 000 rubles. Buy Redmi Note 4X on Aliexpress can be for 8.7 thousand rubles. Presented at the end of January 2017, the flagship of the mega-popular Redmi Note family of the Chinese manufacturer, Xiaomi, scored 72% of fives on reviews in the Yandex Market ( see reviews on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X ). Last year's flagship of this family Redmi Note 3 Pro became the most popular Android-smartphone in the world, Russia, India and some other countries by the end of 2016( see The most popular smartphones in Russia in 2016 ).

Technical characteristics Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X: IPS-screen 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, Android 6.0 operating system, 32 GB permanent and 3 GB of RAM, there is a slot for a memory card up to 128 GB( combined with a slot for the second SIM-cards).The main camera is 13 mp, the front camera is 5 mp. Battery capacity 4100 mAh.8-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953, 2000 MHz. Video processor Adreno 506. There is a fingerprint scanner. Metal case with plastic inserts from the top and bottom on the rear panel.

If you compare this model with last year's flagship family( Redmi Note 3 Pro in winter and Redmi Note 4 in summer), thanks to the new processor and graphics chip Redmi Note 4X added to the autonomy and performance, and thanks to the new Sony IMX258 camera module, the quality of shooting has improved significantly. Apparently, Redmi Note 4X will become one of the most popular models of the year 2017, ( and the most popular phone in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X catalog has already become) , which is fostered by an excellent combination of "price and quality", which is famous for Xiaomi.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X 32Gb ranks first in the ranking of the best smartphones to 10 thousand rubles .